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SAILING: Bulldogs prevail on the Charles River

SAILING: Bulldogs prevail on the Charles River

The staff sailing boats dominated the Marchiando Team race function on the Charles River around the weekend.

Paloma Vigil

1:11 am, Apr 04, 2023

Staff members Reporter

Yale Athletics

The Bulldogs stayed concentrated on the windy Charles River this weekend, winning the Marchiando Staff race inspite of shifty conditions.

The Marchiando Cup marked the Bulldogs’ past weekend before the New England qualifiers in Providence, Rhode Island. The sailors in Boston faced windy ailments but even now pulled out a initial-location finish from noteworthy teams these as Brown College and Tufts College. The gain boosted the team’s morale likely into the most demanding and critical section of the season. 

“I feel myself, together with the rest of the group, carried out pretty very well this weekend,” explained Jack Egan ’25. “For me individually, each and every weekend my crew and I are receiving extra and more in sync and executing improved and far better.”

Egan races with Nathan Sih ’25 and Catherine Cheung ’24, and each customers of his crew served him deal with the shifty wind conditions in the course of the competitiveness. 

The big difference in wind velocity through the day produced it challenging for the group to continue to be reliable in all their races. Egan commented on the improved level of competition owing to this “significant element of randomness.”

“In these situations, important emphasis is placed on the crew to hold the boat going as rapidly as probable, and our crews are some of the ideal, so I attribute this get to our crews,” Egan mentioned.

Saturday marked a gradual start off because of the deficiency of wind, but in the mid-afternoon, there was a whole round of spherical-robin sailing. The subsequent day, considerable oscillations in the wind created the balancing and all round maneuvering of the boats considerably more taxing. Nevertheless, the Bulldogs stayed undefeated all day on Sunday, placing previously mentioned 2nd-area Brown, who had 4 overall losses. 

The Bulldogs experienced only one particular decline, which was to Tufts, all over the weekend of races. 

“Jack and I were being able to sail rapidly and good, allowing us to only have one particular decline all weekend, with a closing dominating Yale score of 13 wins and one loss,” said Sih, Egan’s crew member.

Fellow northeastern faculties Harvard University and Roger Williams College had been not in the very same division as Yale at the Marchiando Crew race. For this explanation, Sih reported he is “excited” to confront these opponents this weekend at the New England Intercollegiate Sailing Association team race championships.

The women’s group has also been manufacturing success whilst racing against their Rhode Island competitors.

At the Dellenbaugh Women’s Group Race this weekend, the Yale women’s sailing staff took 2nd driving fellow NEISA competitor and rival Brown.

“At this stage in the year, we’re looking to construct consistency,” skipper Emma Cowles ’25 explained to Yale Athletics. “It was absolutely a necessity in the shifty situations at Brown. Saturday had lighter and really shifty winds, although Sunday experienced substantially heavier winds. Overall as a team, we are happy with our performance.”

The women’s team will return to the h2o at the Yale Women’s Staff Race in Branford next weekend as they check out to get again to their successful means.

“There is nonetheless area for improvement, but we have demonstrated that we are a single of the potent NEISA groups,” Megan Grimes ’24 claimed. 

The two teams are heading into crunch time as the New England Staff Race Championships occur up for the women of all ages and the NEISA Team Race Championship will come up for the staff racers. 

All of Yale Sailing is hunting to stop their year on a reliable take note at the ICSA Open up Group Race Countrywide Championships at the conclusion of April. 


Paloma Vigil addresses range, fairness, and inclusion at Yale. She also writes about sailing and gymnastics for the sporting activities desk. Paloma beforehand protected spiritual lifetime and the YCC. Initially from Miami, she is a sophomore in Pauli Murray majoring in Cognitive Science and Political Science.